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Is there anything to switching stocks on a Rem. 700?  I bought a SPS stock with R3 pad off ebay for like $35 and I want to swap it out for the BDL stock that is on my .223.  Is this something I need a smith to do or is it as easy as removing the screws and moving to new stock and putting the screws back in?

Should I have the SPS stock bedded before I re-install?  Now that I would have to have a smith do!  What are you thoughts!

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they should just swap straight across as long as the action lengths are in the same family in this case you would have two short actions.
shouldnt be anything to it.
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 The magazine well is sometimes a little tricky to hold in place when you put everything together. Some of the older ones had a small screw holding it to the reciever, I don't think the new ones do, but am not certain.

 Just make sure everything nestles together properly before you tighten the bolts. Use a screwdriver that fits perfecly and don't overtighten. (Yours might have Allen bolts.)

 I wouldn't glass bed it until you shoot it a bunch. It may shoot very well without it.

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Todd,
Show us a before and after photo if you can.
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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

 The magazine well is sometimes a little tricky to hold in place when you put everything together. Some of the older ones had a small screw holding it to the reciever, I don't think the new ones do, but am not certain.

 Just make sure everything nestles together properly before you tighten the bolts. Use a screwdriver that fits perfecly and don't overtighten. (Yours might have Allen bolts.)

 I wouldn't glass bed it until you shoot it a bunch. It may shoot very well without it.

i agree, i would not bed it until you see how it shoots first.  it may be a great shooter out of the box.  if you decide to bed, be sure to really rough up the bedding area, as the bedding material needs it to stick to the synthetic stock.
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The switch is easy and pretty straight forward. When you disassemble take the magazine box and secure it to the action before reassembling to the SPS stock. That makes it a bit easier. I'm not sure what kind of bedding material would adhere to the plastic used on the SPS stock, but as others suggested shoot first and worry later about that.

One other little tip is that when you reassemble and tighten down everything, open the bolt and place your finger on the side wall of the magazine box and make sure you can move the box alittle. If you can then you have installed the box correctly. If not, the box is binding somewhere and you will need to reinstall the box correctly. If that doesn't make sense, I'll try to expalin better in a PM.

Edited by Roy Finn - April/04/2009 at 17:35
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Its NO problem really, if I could do it you can too.
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